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BlackBerry PlayBook


The BlackBerry PlayBook 7″ Touchscreen Tablet is packed with best in class features that work together to deliver a truly unique tablet experience. Access the Internet, read ebooks, or watch video files on this tablet. Power-packed with a 1GHz dual-core processor, this BlackBerry tablet delivers optimum performance. It also boasts of HD video recording capability with dual-facing cameras.

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook

Technical Details

One of the first things you will notice about the tablet is its compact design and professional look. At only 0.4 inches, it is relatively slim, and despite this fact, the 7 inch LCD screen can provide excellent quality when working with media files.

The speed of the processor is somewhat lower than in the case of other tablets at only 1 GHz, but, based on my experience, it seems that the Android OS has made up for this lack to a great extent.

You also get a variety of intriguing technical features (some of which I haven’t tried out yet), like the HDMI video output, the GPS navigation, and of course, the BlackBerry Bridge, which allows people to connect to their BB smartphones.

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook

Software & Applications:


-BlackBerry tablet OS offering Multi-processing for real multitasking

-Adobe Flash Player 10.1, built-in support for HTML 5 with No-compromise rendering of text, graphics, and video

-Codec supports for superior media playback, creation, and video calling
1080p HD video; H.264, MPEG4, WMV HDMI video output

-Out-of-the-box compatibility with BlackBerry Enterprise Server with Seamless pairing for a secure window into your BlackBerry smartphone

-Wirelessly connect to your BlackBerry smartphone for real-time access to Email, calendar, address book, task list and BBM

BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook

What I Liked about the Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet

-This may not seem like the very best Android tablet out there, but multitasking runs far more smoothly than on other tablets. I found this feature quite helpful since I regularly tend to open up a lot of apps at the same time

-Portability does seem to be one of the greatest assets for this little device. It weighs less than 1 pound, and I found no issues with the wireless WI-FI connection.

-I must confess that I was totally surprised with the HD quality of the 5-megapixel camera. During my trips, I managed to take a lot of truly beautiful pictures, which made the lack of a separate digital camera seem unimportant. Also, while the video chat can be a bit confusing to set up, you will not be disappointed with the quality.

-I love the fact that I can access the full websites from the playbook, and not just simplified mobile versions, so it does feel like the Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet is powerful for both internet and multimedia options.

What Can Be Improved

-The playbook slowed down a few times when I tried loading large image files. While this only happened just a few times, I have to mention that I work quite often with image data, so it would be somewhat of an issue for me if it happened more often.

-There is no option of extending the available memory by adding a micro SD card. I found this to be a drawback since the 32 Gb memory may not be enough sometimes.

The Conclusion

Although there have been some issues with this Best Android Tablet, I honestly didn’t expect it to be perfect, since, well, nothing in this world is. The quality of the Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet exceeded my expectations in some areas, and overall, I consider it to be one of the best Android tablet devices (for me) at this price.